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Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug

Late Imperial
4th–early 5th century A.D.
Glass; rod-formed and tooled
Other: 1 1/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in. (2.7 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue, with base and handle in same color.
Flaring rim; tall concave neck; bulbous body; applied pad base with flaring, rounded edge and flat bottom; rod handle applied to body and drawn up to rim.
Complete, except for weathered chip in base; dulling, pitting, and most of surfaces covered with iridescent creamy weathering. During manufacture a horizontal gap was left on the neck in the trail that formed the vessel.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4041, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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